It is when path sparkles and crunches like sugar underfoot.
The only season that makes you feel like Alice because anywhere, everywhere is a wonderland.
Each year Yunishigawa Onsen, a town in Tochigi becomes a winter wonderland with hundreds of kamakuras (snow huts) on display.
The festival is known as Yunishigawa Kamakura Matsuri or Snow Hut Festival, it is held from late January to early March ( January 27 to March 4)on multiple sites across the town.
You can enjoy different activities like sleighing or having barbecue inside the snow huts (reservation required)with family or friends during the day.
The highlight of this event is when hundreds of miniature kamakuras are candlelit in the evening.
Heike no Sato (平家の里)
It is where you can experience having meals inside the big snow houses by day and illuminations in the evenings.
A spectacular night view!
There are about 800 illuminated mini snow huts lining the river bank.
Telephone Number: 0288-22-1525
Main site: Heike-no-sato (09:00-21:00)
・ Mini-Kamakura site at the banks of the Sawaguchi River
(17:30-21:00) From January 27 to March 4, 2018 except Wednesday and Thursdays
Adult: 510 yen
Child: 300 yen
Night: 300 yen
From Kinugawa Onsen Station to HonkeBankyu ( 55 minutes)
Cost: 1750 yen
Exit Imaichi IC and take Route 121 to prefectural highway Route 249. About a 70-minute drive.